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Michigan Hockey Head Coach Red Berenson to Return for 33rd Season

Red is back for at least one more season in Ann Arbor.

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Michigan Hockey head coach Red Berenson announced at the program's awards banquet on Sunday his plans to return for the 2016-17 season, which will be his 33rd in Ann Arbor.

Berenson's status has been up in the air throughout the season with speculations that he may retire at the end of the year.

His contract with the university expired at the end of this season, which ended last weekend in a loss to North Dakota in the NCAA tournament.

Athletic Director Warde Manuel spoke about Berenson's pending decision on Friday, declaring that he was hoping he would decide to return.

"I think Red is doing a tremendous job and personally I hope he stays," Manuel said. "But as I continue to have conversations with him I leave it for him to go through the process. But I think with him as our head coach the hockey program is in great hands."

Berenson is 835-407-89 (.661 winning percentage) in his career at Michigan and has won national titles in Ann Arbor in 1996 and 1998.